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The State of the Art - Part One

The State of the Art - Part One

Ask anyone to define the word "Art" and you are guaranteed to not get the same answer twice. Definitions will be as broad as deeming art to be any human creation, from an oil painting to a chromed out motorcycle engine.

Ask anyone to define the word "Art" and you are guaranteed to not get the same answer twice. Definitions will be as broad as deeming art to be any human creation, from an oil painting to a chromed

toby — June 13, 2004 20:00 in Editorials

Ending Sex and Violence in the Movies?

Ending Sex and Violence in the Movies?

Walmart is now selling the world's first Progressive Scan DVD player that uses preprogrammed filters to seamlessly skip over passes in a movie that contain violence, sex, swearing, drug use, or other undesireable content.

Walmart is now selling the world's first Progressive Scan DVD player that uses preprogrammed filters to seamlessly skip over passes in a movie that contain violence, sex, swearing, drug use, or

— June 13, 2004 20:00 in Editorials

State of the Art - Part Two: Lowering the Bar

State of the Art - Part Two: Lowering the Bar

"Those boys can get the ball in the hoop, but they can't play basketball."

"Those boys can get the ball in the hoop, but they can't play basketball."

toby — June 13, 2004 19:00 in Editorials

Behind the Scenes: Field Effects Recording Part 1

Behind the Scenes: Field Effects Recording Part 1

It usually comes as a surprise to even the most sophisticated of moviegoers that the sound effects in the films they watch are usually recreated and added after the film has been shot. All of this happens during a process known as post production. These sounds are typically not recorded on the set. Our minds are trained and used to the storytelling medium of the movie. We trust its realism and detach ourselves from the fact that it's a staged production. We allow ourselves to be transported and we believe what we see on screen. So much so, that often we only notice or consider such elements as sound effects in their absence, but rarely do we ponder their presence.

It usually comes as a surprise to even the most sophisticated of moviegoers that the sound effects in the films they watch are usually recreated and added after the film has been shot.

Toby D. — June 13, 2004 19:00 in Editorials

Behind the Scenes: Field Effects Recording Part 2

Behind the Scenes: Field Effects Recording Part 2

Not unlike the home theater industry, there exist manufacturer and consumer perpetuated "equipment envy" in the world of pro audio for music or film. Shiny boxes with fancy specs, fancy wiring and very fancy price tags. I have avoided many expensive preamps and portable hard disk recording units as a result. Not because they aren't good, but for me, they are not necessary. The bottom line is perception: does it sound good? This is always the desired result. My approach to sound is simple, and while much of the tech talk and geek speak has merit on paper, the bottom line is what comes out of the speakers.

Not unlike the home theater industry, there exist manufacturer and consumer perpetuated "equipment envy" in the world of pro audio for music or film. Shiny boxes with fancy specs and fancy wiring.

Toby D. — June 13, 2004 19:00 in Editorials

Why I Hate Going to the Movies!

Why I Hate Going to the Movies!

Editorial: Why I Hate Going to the Movies! by Toby Dalsgaard 03/24/2004 I hate the movies.…

Editorial: Why I Hate Going to the Movies! by Toby Dalsgaard 03/24/2004 I hate the movies.…

toby — June 12, 2004 20:00 in Editorials

2004 Electronic House Expo (EHX)

2004 Electronic House Expo (EHX)

Every year Audioholics sends representatives to both west coast and Orlando locations to report on the EHX Expo. New product news and technology previews are sure to show up all over these pages as products announced at CES and CEDIA finally make it to market. Don't miss out!

Every year Audioholics sends representatives to both west coast and Orlando locations to report on the EHX Expo. New product news and technology previews are sure to show up all over these pages as

— March 07, 2004 19:00 in Trade Show Coverage

2004 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

2004 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

We're giving you the best way to view our CES 2004 news & coverage. Below you will see our product-based coverage which will feature direct links to products by manufacturer and model number through a comprehensive list of equipment organized by category. We've also posted our thoughts about the CES 2004 Expo show and updated our home page to fill you in on what's happening in Vegas - and all this was originally LIVE from the show floor! You won't see coverage like this anywhere else - so don't miss it!

We're giving you the best way to view our CES 2004 news & coverage. Below you will see our product-based coverage which will feature direct links to products by manufacturer and model number through

— January 09, 2004 19:00 in Trade Show Coverage

Sam Adams Utopias - Strongest Beer in the World

Sam Adams Utopias - Strongest Beer in the World

Anxiety got the better of me. The other evening, I requested the company of some close friends to embark on a historic journey of epic proportions, to tap an extremely rare and hard to find, bottle of Sam Adams Utopias dated 2003. Only 8000 bottles were produced. We set forth on this monumental event by sampling three different years of Sam Adams Triple Bock (1994, 1995, and 1997) as delightful aperitifs.

Anxiety got the better of me. The other evening, I requested the company of some close friends to embark on a historic journey of epic proportions, to tap an extremely rare and hard to find, bottle

Steve DellaSala — November 30, 2003 19:00 in Editorials

Making the Perfect Honey Mead

Making the Perfect Honey Mead

If you are a Mead enthusiast, home brewer, wine lover or fellow beer drinker, then this article will help you learn to make and appreciate Meads. Anyone with the advanced savvy required to use a stove is capable of creating award winning Meads.

If you are a Mead enthusiast, home brewer, wine lover or fellow beer drinker, then this article will help you learn to make and appreciate Meads. Anyone with the advanced savvy required to use a

Steve DellaSala — November 30, 2003 19:00 in Editorials

Pumpkin Ale - Home Brew Recipe and Commercial Microbrew Recipe

Pumpkin Ale - Home Brew Recipe and Commercial Microbrew Recipe

Due to the awesome generosity of Matt Glass at the Winter Park, Florida Hops, I was able to enrich my meager homebrewing skills by helping brew my first 3.5-barrel (99 gallon) batch of beer. In keeping with my 11-year tradition of home brewing Pumpkin Ales, Matt kindly asked me to collaborate with him on creating our own micro-brewed Pumpkin Ale.

Due to the awesome generosity of Matt Glass at the Winter Park, Florida Hops, I was able to enrich my meager homebrewing skills by helping brew my first 3.5-barrel (99 gallon) batch of beer. In

Steve DellaSala — November 04, 2003 19:00 in Editorials

Yamaha RX-Z11 First with THX Loudness Plus

Yamaha RX-Z11 First with THX Loudness Plus

THX Ltd. today introduced THX Loudness Plus, a new volume control technology used to maintain the integrity of audio content when listening at lower volume levels. THX Loudness Plus will be featured in THX Ultra2 Plus and THX Select2 Plus Certified pre-amps, integrated systems and receivers. Yamaha will be the first consumer electronics manufacturer to incorporate THX Loudness Plus and THX Ultra2 Plus certification with its flagship AVR RX-Z11.

THX Ltd. today introduced THX Loudness Plus, a new volume control technology used to maintain the integrity of audio content when listening at lower volume levels. THX Loudness Plus will be featured

— August 04, 2007 09:48 in AV News